“To be successful you must be unique, you must be so different that if people want what you have, they have to come to you to get it.”
Ali Choudhri’s 20+ year real estate career with Jetall Capital spans a broad range of experiences, including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, financing, business development, and lending. Mr. Choudhri learned the business from his father at a very young age, starting out by buying his first residential investment property at the age of sixteen. While primarily focusing on commercial real estate, Mr. Choudhri has also designed, built, and developed multiple residential and multifamily projects in Houston, including the tallest single-family home in the state of Texas.
Mr. Choudhri has utilized his personal funds and extensive professional network to acquire over $1.2 billion of real estate assets. These transactions were sourced through outright acquisition of assets, acquiring performing and non-performing notes and REO from servicers, lenders, and institutions. Mr. Choudhri has acquired, developed, and managed assets across the United States, Mexico, Europe, and Dubai.
While they worked side by side for years, and often made simultaneous investments, unfortunately Ali’s Father, Naeem, passed away in 2012. Ali then embarked on some of his most ambitious plans – acquiring and redesigning 2425 W Loop South, among other notable projects. With big success comes big problems, and Ali has had his fair share of troubling vexatious competitors, scheming ex-partners and relations, and financially motivated fraudulent detractors. But time and patience combined with intellect and an ethical sense of fairness always brings the best to the top.
Jetall Capital, under the leadership of Ali Choudhri, is embracing our evolving times. “Work from home” and “Return to Office” seem to be on the mind of every single person even remotely involved in commercial real estate transactions. Entire cities have been left gutted, as remote workers demand to be heard and respected (and stay home). Yet at the same time, employee productivity has gone down dramatically. Office building conversions to residential are common-place, and massive debt renegotiations are par-for-the-course in today’s environment.
What we know is the legal concept and term “real property” refers to land and improvements on it, like buildings and other structures. The concept also concerns what rights one has to that property: for example, living there, renting it out, passing it on to your survivors, or using it as part of another transaction.
“Real property” is established as a legal term and a separate asset class because it is REAL PROPERTY, that retains value and grows in value…creating the foundation for legacy driven family businesses to grow and thrive.
We do not know how this time frame will evolve, or how buildings and “real property” will evolve with these times, but we know that real property – commercial, industrial, retail, and residential will absolutely be part of the landscape that makes up our combined financial future. At its heart, “real property” is where families gather on Thanksgiving, where we create new ideas beating down the doors of software, biotech, environmental, infrastructural, and industrial innovation. It is inside “real property” that babies are made, ideas are born and that legacies are created – familial and industrial.
We know this. We invest in this. We are a part of this.
Thank you for coming along on our journey.
Jetall Capital & it’s affiliates recently celebrated our 55th birthday. Over time, Jetall and the Choudhri family has sourced, structured, acquired and successfully developed over $7 Billion in Commercial and Residential assets in the United States and United Kingdom.